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Winterfest - Free State Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 11-08-2011

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3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle to an imperial pint. Best by first week of May 2013.

A: Hazy iced tea in color with a foamy, tan head. Fair amount of particulate in suspension.

S: Grapefruit, piney hops, malt, brown sugar.

T: Malt, brown sugar, buttery diacetyl, citrus hops, grapefruit.

M: A bit chunky, decent hops finish, a tad bitter for a single IPA.

O: Not bad, seems like it would be a better choice on tap and fresh at a KC area establishment.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of maleman
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with best by dating into a pint glass.

A - dark, but transparent golden amber. clear, white two-finger head with nice, thick lacing.

S - biscuits and grass! ripe fruit.

T - bread and hops with a touch of alcohol in the finish, maybe a tad too much.

M - a bit less than medium-bodied. Aftertaste lingered.

Photo of Boto
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Brewery: This one pours a crystal clear copper color. There was about a finger of off-white lacing that left a good deal of lacing. Good nose. There was a good whiff of citrus hops. Some grassy notes also. It has a nice taste. Good malt body, along with a good hop bite. Very smooth and well balanced. A very good IPA.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a clean deep amber with a finger of creme colored head leaving behind nice lacing. smells of green peas, slight oxidation, grassy hops. weird, this smells like it's an old ipa, but it's a current seasonal.. hmm. the taste is of a fresh pale ale. hints of honey, tea like herbal flavor, grassy hops. a nice sweet malt profile. medium body with a stick feeling left behind. moderate carbonation.

a decent ipa.. nothing out of the ordinary, but not bad.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with gold highlights. It had a one-finger head of bubbly off-white foam that left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and piney with some burnt toast notes.

T - It tasted of tropical fruits, pine and burnt toast maltiness. Nice bitter hop presence.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a good winter seasonal. Love having an IPA for a seasonal.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD of the 1st week of March 2013

Pours copper with a finger of cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Floral, grassy & piney hops, plus grapefruit.

T: Grapefruit peels, some bready & piney notes up front. More grapefruit & pine & as this warms, some pear notes as well. Finishes piney wth a touch of grassyness, grapefruit & grapefruit peel

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, nice balance

A fairly refreshing IPA , was hoping for a litte more heft for a winter IPA

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Winterfest from Free State Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.